Premier League leaders Chelsea welcome Hull City to Stamford Bridge on Sunday (4.30pm kick-off) hoping to record an eighth successive home win in the league.
Antonio Conte’s men returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 victory at champions Leicester last week and, coupled with Liverpool’s draw at Manchester United, it means that they have opened up a seven-point gap to their nearest rivals in the table.
Their 17th league victory of the campaign came courtesy of a brace from Marcos Alonso and a strike from Pedro, and they’ll return to Stamford Bridge this weekend expecting to continue their excellent home form, in which they have won every home league game since their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool back in September.
However, their opponents Hull have certainly improved since new manager Marco Silva has been at the helm, and the Portuguese won his first Premier League game in charge last weekend with victory over Bournemouth at the KCOM Stadium.
Nonetheless, this is a much tougher test for the Tigers, but they know that if they can avoid defeat, they could move out of the bottom three.
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